Amish Chocolate Chip Bars

Laura Geese

By
@Goose_Hill_Farm

I went to a friend's house recently and wanted to bring something with me, so I searched through my Amish cookbook and found this recipe for the bars. You will NOT be disappointed. The first day they are delicious, soft and oooey-gooey, but the second day, they are a bit firmer and lightly crunchy and, in my opinion, MORE DELICIOUS than the day before. If that's possible! lol


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Serves:

3 dozen bars

Cook:

35 Min

Ingredients

1 c
butter or margarine, softened (i used butter)
1 c
brown sugar, divided
1/2 c
sugar
1 Tbsp
water
1 tsp
vanilla
2
eggs, separated
2 c
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 c
finely chopped walnuts, optional (i made 12/ the pan with nuts, and 1/2 without as skippy does not like walnuts)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350*F. In mixing bowl, cream butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and white sugar until light and fluffy. Add water, vanilla, and egg yolks (reserve whites in separate bowl). Beat for 2 to 3 minutes.
2
Beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
3
Spread into lightly greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
4
Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; add remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar and blend well. Carefully spread over chocolate chips.
5
Sprinkle with chopped nuts. Bake for 35 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cut with a sharp knife while still hot. Yields 3 dozen bars. (HA! Not in my house it didn't!) lol

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy